DTC400 Card Printer & Encoder

DTC400 Card Printer & Encoder

The Fargo DTC400 ID Card Printer/Encoder is available in both single and dual-sided printing configurations. It is a highly modular card printer and can be configured in a number of ways to offer both additional features and upgraded security options. This ID card printer also includes everything you need to begin taking ID photos, making it a great all-in-one system.


  • Includes Asure ID software, camera, ribbons, cards for immediate photo ID capture and issue
  • Optional magnetic stripe encoding
  • Optional smart card personalization
  • Low maintenance

Everything about the Fargo DTC400 is specifically designed to make issuing IDs and securing your organization go smoothly. It’s simple to operate and virtually maintenance free. Plus, it can scale easily as your needs expand. When you add in Fargo’s Print Security Suite, the DTC400 is not only the easiest card identity system in its class to use, it’s also the most secure.


  • Print Method: Dye-Sublimation / Resin Thermal Transfer
  • Resolution: 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm)
  • Colors: Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel
  • Print Ribbon Options: Available only with Print
  • Security Package:
    • Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 250 prints
    • Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 200 prints
    • Resin black and overlay panel, KO, 500 prints
    • Resin black, 1,000 prints; green, blue, red, white, 1,000 prints; silver and gold, 500 prints
    • Full-color with fluorescing, resin black and overlay panel, YMCFKO*, 200 prints
  • Print Speed:**
    • 7 seconds per card (K)*
    • 12 seconds per card (KO)*
    • 27 seconds per card (YMCKO)*
    • 35 seconds per card (YMCKOK)*
  • Accepted Standard Card Sizes: CR-80 (3.375″L x 2.125″W / 85.6mmL x 54mmW)
  • Print Area: CR-80 edge-to-edge (3.37″L x 2.11″W / 85.5mmL x 53.5mmW)
  • Accepted Card Thickness: 20 mil to 30 mil (.020″ to .030″ / .51mm to .76mm)
  • Accepted Card Types: PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for 100% polyester cards; optical memory cards with PVC finish
  • Input Hopper Card Capacity: 100 cards (.030″ / .762mm)
  • Output Hopper Card Capacity: 30 cards (.030″ / .762mm)
  • Card Cleaning: Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically
    replaced with each new ribbon used
  • Memory: 2MB RAM
  • Display: Easy-to-read, backlit LCD Control Panel
  • Software Drivers: Windows® 98SE/Me/2000/XP
  • Interface: USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Operating Temperature: 65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C
  • Humidity: 20–80% non-condensing
  • Dimensions:
    • 7.9″H x 13.62″W x 8.14″D / 201mmH x 346mmW x 207mmD (single-sided printer)
    • 7.9″H x 18.28″W x 8.14″D / 201mmH x 464mmW x 207mmD (with dual-sided and/or
      e-card encoding module)
  • Weight: 8 lbs. / 3.63 kg
  • Agency Listings: Safety: UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 (60950), UL-GS (EN 60950-1) and CE
  • Emissions: ITS (EN 55022 Class B), FCC (EN 55024 Class B), CRC c1374w and CE
  • Supply Voltage: 100–240 VAC, 3.3 A
  • Supply Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz
  • Warranty: Printer – One year; optional Extended Warranty Program (U.S. only)
  • Printhead – One year, unlimited pass with UltraCard™ Cards
  • Fargo Certified Supplies: Fargo Card Printer/Encoders require highly specialized media to function properly. To maximize printed card quality and durability, printhead life and printer/encoder reliability, use only Fargo Certified Supplies. Fargo warranties are void, where not prohibited by law, when non-Fargo Certified Supplies are used.
  • Encoding Options:
    • ISO Magnetic Stripe Encoding Module, dual high- and low-coercivity, Tracks 1, 2, and 3
  • Options:
    • Magnetic Card Encoding Module – Field-upgradeable
    • Dual-sided Printing Module – Field-upgradeable
    • E-card Encoding Module – Field-upgradeable
    • Printer Cleaning Kit
    • Ethernet Networking Option (Available soon)
    • 100-card Output Hopper (Available soon)


  • The Fargo DTC400 Card Printer/Encoder has been tested to ensure that it meets Microsoft® standards for Windows® compatibility.
  • Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries



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